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Welcome! The DFW Chapter is proud to be the center of in-house activity in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. The Chapter provides timely and relevant training and development, networking, pro bono and community events. With over 1000 members, the DFW Chapter is experiencing tremendous growth and is committed to delivering value to its members and their companies. We invite you to explore our website and to attend our events. Please contact any of our Officers or Board members, or our Executive Director, if you have any questions.


The ACC Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter continues to monitor the evolving situation and recommendations from both the CDC, ACC headquarters, local authorities and the State Bar of Texas regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID- 19.) We understand that health and safety concerns are affecting our members and law firm sponsors.

Currently, we plan to offer a hybrid format for fall programming with limited in-person attendance
as well as livestreaming for our virtual audience.

As you know, the ACC-DFW chapter works with a variety of sponsors and speakers to present best-in-class programming for our members. Please note that some events may be postponed due to a sponsor’s policy, travel restrictions imposed upon speakers, and other factors. If a program is postponed, we will provide notice via email to those who registered and update our website. 

Thank you for your patience, flexiblity and understanding as we continue to monitor this unchartered territory.
Stay well.

On behalf of the ACC DFW Board of Directors,

Derek Lipscombe

2019-2020 President


Annual Chapter Meeting, Ethics CLE and Golf/Spa Update: It's On!

Join us on Thursday, September 24 either in-person or virtually.
This hybrid event will offer the same great day you have come to expect with several fun alternatives for everyone. We will practice safe, social distancing at the Four Seasons with limited attendance while providing virtual activities for our online viewers. The morning program includes 2.5 hours of Ethics CLE as well as our chapter annual meeting. Don't miss this GREAT DAY!

Registration is now open! Click here or use the event feed below for more details.

Getting Comfortable Being Uncomfortable by Engaging in Good Trouble

an Interactive Panel Discussion on Social Justince


Announcing our 2020 Panelists:


CLE Overview:

This year's CLE Ethics program is designed to provide helpful tools to navigate pressing and difficult conversations surrounding race and inequity in our society and workplaces today and going forward.

This interactive session will provide the opportunity to hear from highly respected and distinguished professionals in the legal community, sharing experiences, insights and efforts, both personally and professionally. Participants will learn and act to truly make substantive, positive changes in their lives, their companies and the world.

The program will specifically address the following:

  • provide a framework and historical perspective of race and our current place in history
    examine / explain correct terminology and nomenclature as it relates to topics of racial injustice
  • provide personal accounts of the tangible impacts in the wake of recent tragic events
  • provide perspectives of small, medium and large sized companies that have recently established Inclusion, Equity and Diversity programs
    discuss the critical importance of ally ship and a practical focus on what that looks like and means
  • discuss ways in which racial and social injustice impacts in-house counsel
    provide guidance for working with your company to create a culture of equity and fairness
  • discuss opportunities to affect change individually, organizationally and on the community level (including Pro Bono initiatives)




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Thank You to our Incredible 2020 Annual Sponsors!

Baker & McKenzie LLP
DLA Piper

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Haynes & Boone, LLP
Locke Lord LLP
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Phelps Dunbar LLP
Stinson LLP
Thompson & Knight LLP
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Winston & Strawn LLP

Baker Botts LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
K&L Gates LLP
Norton Rose Fulbright
Perkins Coie LLP
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Willis Towers Watson

Holland & Knight LLP
Littler Mendelson PC
Reed Smith LLP
Sidley Austin LLP
Stewart Law Group

Corporation Service Company
Husch Blackwell LLP
Katten Muchin Rosemann LLP



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